Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten(ish) Characters Everyone Loves but I Just Don’t Understand

In an attempt to be more active on my blog I’ve decided to start participating in Top Ten Tuesday’s and WWW Wednesdays, thanks to my dear friend Aimee over at My Life In Books! You should definitely give her blog a follow because she’s awesome!


Top Ten(ish) Characters Everyone Loves but I Just Don’t Understand!

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and Bookish and basically you just answer the questions for the day and post them on your blog! If you want to you can even post a link to your TTT over on their blog as well!

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Would You Rather…?

Would You Rather…?

Hey guys! So, I am currently in the middle of reading The Heiresses by the lovely Sara Shepard. It’s full of scandal, secrets, money and lies, oh my! Since I am not finished with that I thought I would take a few minutes and play a little game of ‘would you rather’ with you guys! I’d love to know what your answers to these questions would be so please let me know in the comments below. I borrowed the questions for this game off of 🙂

Would you rather drop your favorite book into the toilet or watch it fall into a wood chipper?

Well that’s a tough choice… If my favorite book fell into a toilet I think I would have a harder time recovering from that. I mean a toilet is so dirty, icky, and stinky. Sure, I could fish the book out with a pair of rubber gloves and tongs, but it would NEVER be the same. I mean there is no recovering from that. At least if it fell into a wood chipper, it would be quick and painless.

Would you rather read only 1 book a year but remember everything or read 100 books a year but remember nothing?

Another tough one! I always end up reading way too fast. When I was in elementary school I would get called on to read out loud and be scolded for reading so fast. So, I think for me I would rather read one book and be able to absorb every single detail about it. That’s the whole point of reading, right? Being able to immerse yourself into a different world and become someone else. If I am going to be someone else I want to know everything I can about that person.

Would you rather read only the first page of a book or read only the last page?

This one is pretty easy for me; I would rather read the last page. We all tend to do it. We’re there just minding our own business reading and then our eyes wonder to the bottom of the page and we read a huge spoiler! Or when you’re browsing for books at the store and you’re flipping through the pages and you end up on the last page and read the entire thing! Even though you read the final page you still don’t know the entire story!

Would you rather get locked in a library or get locked in a bookstore?

Would getting locked in either of these places really be a bad thing? Nope. But, for the sake of things let’s be logical with this one. If I had to pick which I do I would rather get locked in a bookstore, because most bookstores nowadays have food courts, and coffee stations. At least my local Barnes & Nobel does. So if I’m gonna be trapped I want some stuff to munch on. I’m not worried about getting in trouble either because if I get locked in a bookstore, then their security needs some serious work. What’s the worst that could happen? I read a few books, eat a few snacks…. They’d be lucky if a bookworm got locked in their store! 😉

Would you rather drop your book into the lake or accidently set it on fire?

Drop it in the lake for sure! If I drop it in the lake I can still save it! That’s what the sun is for right? To save books dropped into large masses of water?!

Would you rather read a book with a cliffhanger ending or a book with a heartbreaking ending?

I’d much rather read a book with a cliffhanger ending vs. a heartbreaking one! At least if there’s a cliffhanger it means there will be another book, in most cases. While I love a good heartbreaking novel, thanks John Green, I would much rather no there is still more to come for the characters.

Would you rather have the book’s ending spoiled or never know what happens?

Hmm. Well, for me I would rather never know what happens for the sake of not wanting the book’s ending to be ruined before I get to read it, even if that means I have to wait years to know what happens in it.

Would you rather read only one genre forever or never repeat the same genre after you’ve read it once?

I’m a very selective reader, so I usually don’t branch too much out of my comfort zone. I tend to already stay within a single genre, which I know is terrible, because I should try new things! I swear I’m trying! But, me being me I would rather read only one genre that interests me for forever!

Would you rather read a book where the main character is killed off or read a book where the love interest is killed off?

Damn, these questions are so hard to answer. I would prefer that both the main character and the love interest lived, but if I had to choose, I would pick the love interest dying! I’m so sorry Four! Don’t hate me. I feel like when I am reading a book losing the main character would be worse than losing the love interest. You spend the entire book getting to know the main protagonist and you root for them and want them to succeed in whatever they do. Losing their beau would be painful, yes. But, it would be easier to get through.

How would you guys answer some of these tough questions? What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out my bookstagram over on Instagram!

Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil

And Their Doom Comes Swiftly
I’ve been sick for the past two weeks, terrible sore throat and headache with the fever and chills. Not fun for me at all. But, it did give me a little bit of free time to finally read some! I started Ten by Gretchen McNeil and after about a week of on and off reading I finished it up! Check out the synopsis below:

 Ten By Gretchen McNeil
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It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And things only get worse from there.

With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

 My Thoughts: **(half star)

The cover art and write up for this book immediately intrigued me. It made me think of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. Masked killer runs around killing off unrealistic teenagers? I mean who wouldn’t be intrigued by that.

This is the first book that I have ever read by author Gretchen McNeil and it left me with mixed feelings. The main character Meg was likeable enough, a sweet, shy, sarcastic high school senior. Her best friend Minnie was a hot mess, unpredictable, bossy, and clingy. Personally, I had a hard time keeping the two different girls names straight, Meg and Minnie. I felt like the characters weren’t really all that developed. There wasn’t really enough information about each character to really grow attached to anyone and root for them so to speak. So, when someone died it was kind of like eh there goes another one. There was no emotional attachment for me, which I like when I read a book as I am sure you do as well.  Except, maybe Meg. It felt like the characters were just thrown into the plot of this story without a whole lot of thought put into it.

Meg and T.J. Fletcher the leading man in this story have a sketchy past. Meg was head over heels for T.J. to the point where she had fallen in love with him. He asked her to prom and as excited as Meg was to go to prom with him, she turned him down because her long time best friend Minnie liked him A LOT. Meg put Minnie’s feelings above her own throughout the entire book, which is selfless and all, but there comes a point when you have to put yourself first and do what you need to do for you, right? So as you can guess jealousy and rivalry came out in Minnie when T.J. started paying more attention to his crush Meg…

Overall, this wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t the best book either. So, in my personal opinion I rate this book with two and half stars. It’s only 320 pages so it would make for a light quick beach read. Just because this book didn’t really hit me doesn’t mean that I won’t give some of Gretchen’s other titles a try in the near future.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! I promise my reviews will get better and more in depth in the future, or at least I hope they will! If you have any titles you’d like for me to read and review let me know in the comments below.

Welcome To My Book Blog! It’s Been Waiting For You!

Why hello there! Thanks for clicking into my blog or stumbling upon it by a complete accident. Regardless of how you got here, you’re here and welcome! This is my first shot at a blog, so please bear with me! Well, that’s not completely true. I’ve tried to blog before but it seems blogging and I have a love/hate relationship. But hey those are the most beautiful kinds of relationships right? Maybe not… I used to blog over on BlogSpot which was great, but I felt like that site just didn’t have enough features for me, so I’m trying my luck here at WordPress! 401178ed2bd9337b55d14ec92491aa81

Any who I thought this first post could be a little get to know me type thing so here goes!

I’ve been on this earth for a whole twenty one years. Wow, typing that out just made me feel really old! I’m a very introverted person who really doesn’t talk all that much out loud unless it’s something I am completely in love with, which luckily for me I fall in love with a lot of different things. My parents say that I have a very sarcastic and dark sense of humor. When I was two years old I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, resulting in me being confined to a wheel-chair for my life. The best way to describe what I have is to say this; it’s like being paralyzed with some upper torso, neck and arm movement. It’s challenging, but I don’t let my disability discourage me or stop me from going after my dreams or doing things I want to do. I might just have to do them a bit differently than others, but that’s okay!

Growing up in a wheel-chair forced me to find other hobbies and things to keep my mind occupied. I had to find things that I could do and still enjoy them. That’s how I fell in love with so many things movies, music, TV Shows (The Walking Dead & Pretty Little Liars & Supernatural Fan HERE people okay? Dean is BAE!).

Most of all that’s how I fell in love with reading, hence the start of this blog! Books have become a huge part of my life. In a book I can be the hero or I can be the evil villain. I’m nice, I swear! I can be the loner chick who doesn’t know how special she is or the girl that actually gets the guy! I can be the world traveler or the stay at home mom! The point I’m trying to make is when I read I can escape my reality for a while and I love that.

My taste in books vary from day to day, if I like it I’ll read it!

Have you 57264363fb09283a92da044fcadb1256.jpgever read a book and finished it in like two hours and sat there in a mind numbing trance reeling from the ending? The Fault in Our Stars anyone? It was a pleasure to have my heart broken by Augustus Waters. I’ve decided to take a crack at blogging again and dedicate this blog to all my bookish ramblings. I’ll be posting reviews, hauls, discussions, taking recommendations and much more.

If you’ve read this entire post I would just like to give you a huge hug right now!